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Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Region:

Stellenbosch

Main Cultivar:

Sauvignon Blanc

Price Category:

R100-R125

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Tasting Notes

The Traditional Bush Vine style of Sauvignon Blanc focuses on the greener spectrum of varietal character. The bunches hang in the shade and harvesting occurs early to ensure a refreshing style, displaying green pepper and fig with some smokiness. It is intensely flavoured with good structure and it has the ability to keep. With age it develops asparagus like aromas and on the palate it softens.

Food Pairing

Mussels, Parma Ham, Marinated grilled prawns, Smoked Chicken and Salmon, Roast Mediterranean vegetables, quail, sole, snails, Paella, Trout, almonds, Salad Nicoise & Artichoke and spinach salad.

Cellaring Notes

Sauvignon can be enjoyed young and fresh but because of the age of these vines and the structure of the wine it ages well and some prefer to keep it a few years to allow it to develop.

Vinification

At Villiera we have an old, single bush vine vineyard with the weather station clone of Sauvignon Blanc. It has the ability to produce a unique, intense style that we felt was worthy of its own platform. The bush vine system is a traditional training method especially suited to unirrigated vineyards. The limited yield ensures early ripening. On arrival at the cellar the grapes are lightly crushed and destalked before being pumped to our pneumatic tank presses where 8 hours of skin contact is allowed for maximum extraction of varietal character. Gentle pressing and fraction separation are utilized to limit phenolic content. After a 48 hour settling the fresh juice is racked into cold fermentation with a neutral yeast. Lees contact is limited and bottling occurs early to capture the freshness of the grape.

Technical Data

Alc%  RS    pH    TA    Free
SO2   
Total
SO2   
12.5 1.8 3.54 5.8